yob

[ yob ]
/ yɒb /
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noun British Slang.

a teenage lout or hooligan.

Nearby words

  1. yo-heave-ho,
  2. yo-ho,
  3. yo-ho-ho,
  4. yo-yo,
  5. yo-yo dieting,
  6. yobbery,
  7. yobbish,
  8. yobbo,
  9. yobe,
  10. yock

Origin of yob

First recorded in 1855–60; a consciously reversed form of boy

y.o.b.

year of birth.
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Examples from the Web for yob

  • Yob joins several other recent Paul hires who have come from all corners of the GOP.

  • Ay yust bet yu she get groggy, for her yob ban purty tough; But the bell don't "dingle dangle," it ant even making bluff.

    The Norsk Nightingale|William F. Kirk
  • Bote he is dem young faller bane goin' 'round hare dees two, t'ree days, lukin' lak preacher out of a yob.

  • Just take a look at the 'agony column' in yesterday morning's issue, and read the message to 'Yob'—to Gunter, in fact.



British Dictionary definitions for yob

yob

yobbo (ˈjɒbəʊ)

/ (jɒb) /

noun plural yobs or yobbos

British slang an aggressive and surly youth, esp a teenager

Word Origin for yob

C19: perhaps back slang for boy

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Word Origin and History for yob

yob

"a youth," 1859, back-slang from boy.

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